DAV provides checks, care packages to veterans affected by tornadoes

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Throughout the rest of the week, Disabled American Veterans will be at the Veterans Alliance Center on Bypass 31-W.

The DAV has care packages and as well as checks to veterans who were affected by the tornadoes. There are $500 checks for food and clothing, in addition to $1,000 checks for housing needs.

DAV National Supervisor Gerry Propst, who is stationed in Louisville, feels it’s important to help veterans, like himself, who have been affected by natural disasters.

“It means the world to me because not only the DAV but for me as a disabled veteran as well, my whole life has been dedicated to helping other veterans,” Propst said. “So, when I get to get out from behind the desk and come out here and do it hands-on and change someone’s life immediately, I leave here feeling really great that day.”

DAV representatives are also offering immediate assistance for clothing, food and lodging to veterans and their families at the Mayfield Purchase Ford, 1352 Highway 45 North, Mayfield, KY 42067.